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Originally posted by Willy Franzen on January 12, 2012. Updated through a sponsorship agreement.
Posted by Willy Franzen on January 12, 2012. Positions below updated every five minutes.
|Multimedia Journalist/ Weekend Weather Anchor||Chico, CA|
|Internship Ad Sales and Marketing||New York, NY|
|Marketing Graphics Design Intern||State College, PA|
|Executive Assistant to Strategic Operations||State College, PA|
|Weather Graphics Producer||State College, PA|
|Business Intelligence Analyst||State College, PA|
|Television Broadcaster||State College, PA|
|Customer Service Specialist||State College, PA|
|Client Systems Specialist||State College, PA|
|Cloud Administrator||State College, PA|
We’re finally getting our first snow storm of the winter here in Chicago. I’m not traveling anywhere, I don’t have a commute, and I know well enough not to drive on Lakeshore Drive today (this is what happened last year), so I’m excited and watching the weather hoping for a lot of accumulation (even though there are no sledding hills nearby). I don’t have a favorite weather site, so I keep my eyes on a number of them including Accuweather. I guess it’s a bit of an understatement to call Accuweather a site–they’ve been around since 1962 and they call themselves “the World’s Weather Authority.” They’re based in State College, PA (with an office in New York, NY) where they’re stockpiling meteorologists there (the most in any location in the world). They need these weather guys and girls because they provide “products and services to more than 175,000 paying customers in media, business, government and institutions.”
I love weather, so I think I’m thrilled by how much information and data is available the average person over the Internet. But I have to admit it’s a bit disappointing that weather predictions are so inaccurate–sometimes I think I can do a better job predicting weather by just looking at the radar. I’m thinking that Chicago is going to get more than the 4-8 inches that Accuweather is predicting right now, but you’d probably be better off going with their prediction. It is their business, and they are trusted by countless media sources. There’s not much more to say about Accuweather than they devote a ton of resources on the meteorology side–just take a look at the stats on their headquarters on their About page. It really is the ultimate weather tracking center. If you’d like to work there or at Accuweather’s Sales office in NYC, check out Accuweather’s Careers page. It takes too many clicks to get to their actual job listings, but once you’re there you’ll see a number of positions including:
Take a look at the jobs, and hope for a snow day!
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